Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

The question of whether Dambudzo Marechera’s way of writing was one of the most ideal or not continues to dominate the local literary discourse. There have, however ,been no consensus, but it is without doubt that he left behind a significant number of loyal disciples spanning generations. ...

RISING gospel musician Volt ‘Minister’ Maya (pictured), who launched his third seven-track album Kwese at Marriage Centre in Harare last month, is set to perform at Bethnal, Town Hall Hotel, London, as he seeks to promote the album. ...

FAITH Mucha’s new track, Time, is a timeless piece. ...

ZIMBABWEAN artiste Luckson “Malurkers” Chikutu, who is based in Sweden, was on Saturday honoured with an award for promoting African culture in Europe at a glamorous event held at Huddinge Gyminasium Aulan in Stockholm. ...

THERE is a wave of relief at least for now as a number of high-profile concerts are on cards for some gospel artistes who felt neglected by music ...

ZIMBABWE Social Media awards organisers, Tribe Influencers, have released the list of winners of this year’s contest which is dominated by comedians Tyra “Madam Boss” Chikocho and Munashe Chirisa after the voting process which saw over 5 000 social media users participating. ...

A GWANDA-BASED arts ensemble, Champions in Arts Showcasing Talents (Cast), has released a four-track album titled Stop Road Deaths to raise awareness on road safety. ...

PROPHET Blessing “Hitman” Langton and founder of Epworth-based Christ Realm Ministries of All Nations has sparked controversy after he urged his congregants to consult the spiritual leaders first before seeking medication at hospitals. ...

IT was a dark week for the local arts industry after it lost three seasoned entertainers all within a week. ...

DANCEHALL man-of-the-moment Nicodimus “Jah Signal” Mutize continues to shine in his career that has seen him attracting the attention of local and international music promoters who are stampeding for his signature for live concerts. ...

YESTERYEAR musician Brian Rusike of the Ruva Rangu fame has been dead for nearly two months before his decomposing body was discovered on Tuesday this week at his Gunhill home in Harare where he reportedly lived alone. ...

GOSPEL musician Edson Mushangwe is aiming to becoming a “hit machine” as he launches his second album, Ndinoda Kuona, at a local radio station in Harare today. ...

HARARE mayor Herbert Gomba on Tuesday evening said five-year-old Tayambutswa Mufudza, who miraculously survived a fall from the sixth floor of Trafalgar Court in Harare three years ago, ...

MISS Zimbabwe International Tania Tatenda Aaron has returned home from Tokyo, Japan, where she participated in the Miss International Beauty Pageant. She nearly made it to the top ...

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa is set to address the inaugural edition of the Peace Starts with Me (Peace and Family) Festival scheduled for next Wednesday. He will deliver a ...

WIDELY-TRAVELLED Afro-fusion group Mokoomba staged two free gigs in partnership with The Three Monkeys of Victoria Falls and The Smokehouse of Bulawayo over the weekend as a way of honouring their fans. ...

AFTER a successful two-month tour of the United States, all-female ensemble Nobuntu will officially unveil their new album — Obabes beMbube — next Saturday at the National Gallery in Bulawayo. ...

WHEN he broke into the cutthroat music industry with his hit, Bebengakholwa, in 2014, Bulawayo rapper Cal_Vin charmed the nation with his command of vernacular rhymes in Ndebele — and he ended up coining the phrase “Ndebele Rap”. ...

ST JOHN’S Preparatory School is set to have its annual fireworks display and family fun day on Saturday to mark the end of an eventful 2018. ...

A 26-YEAR-OLD Zimbabwean model based in Melbourne, Australia, Kimberly Gundani, put up an impressive show at the Miss Grand International finals which were recently held in Yangoon, Myanmar. ...

THE music show featuring local songbird Ammara Brown and Nigerian star Mr Eazi, which had to be temporarily shelved following the cholera outbreak that hit parts of the country last month, has now been rescheduled for November 30 at Glamis Arena in Harare. ...

AWARD-WINING music promoter Tich Mharadze of 2 Kings Entertainment has called on the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe (NACZ) to set up a one-stop shop that would help with the integration of all promoters’ work for ease of doing business. ...

ZIMBABWEAN festivals have degenerated into undesirable low points. Art, in the form of music, dance, film and literature, all seem to be undergoing a dark patch. The Zimbabwe International Book Fair (ZBF) in particular has in recent years lost its glory. Blame has largely been apportioned to the economic woes bedeviling the country, with changes in ministers overseeing the arts and culture sector having brought nothing to smile about. ...

CHIMURENGA music fans across the country, who missed out on the magical moment with the legend Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo when he came for the one-off Big Bira show in Harare in April, will have an opportunity to make up for their loss. ...

MUSIC Crossroads Academy-Zimbabwe is inviting bands with members aged between 13 and 21 to register for its annual music competition, Imagine Festival, which is pencilled for December 8. ...

A book that chronicles the miraculous survival of a five-year-old girl who fell from the sixth floor of Trafalgar Court in Harare on October 9, 2015 is set to be launched at Harare City Library tomorrow. ...

FROM the outside, he is an ordinary young man, but once you begin speaking with him, his drive, passion and ambition cannot escape notice. ...

GOSPEL sensation Mathias Mhere — who brought down the house during the Zimpraise International Gospel and Music Summer 2018 Festival — last weekend said his fans should expect ...

MUSICIAN Khuxman has brought back the memories of the late music legend Solomon Skhuza, with a remix to his all-time hit Banolila. ...

MIDLANDS State University (MSU) law students have won in the national finals of the 2018th edition of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Moot Court competition ...